28 days in India Itinerary

28 days in India Itinerary

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28 days in India Itinerary

Start: Chennai
Fly:  2 h 45 min
1
Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 15 min
2
Thekkady
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
3
Kochi (Cochin)
— 4 nights
Fly:  4 h 15 min
4
Mumbai
— 2 nights
Fly:  3 h 30 min
5
Jodhpur
— 1 night
Drive:  4 h
6
Udaipur
— 2 nights
Fly:  1 h 30 min
7
Jaipur
— 4 nights
Fly:  3 h 45 min
8
Leh
— 3 nights
Fly:  2 h 45 min
9
New Delhi
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
10
Agra
— 4 nights
+2
Train + Subway + Fly:  7 h
End: Chennai

1
night
Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) ©
Situated among a collection of low hills that lead up to the coastline, state capital Thiruvananthapuram acts as a base for exploration of the southern tip of the country.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple, enjoy the sand and surf at Lighthouse Beach, and then see the interesting displays at Puthenmalika (Kuthiramalika) Palace. On your second day here, examine the collection at Napier Museum, then admire the masterpieces at Shri Chitra Art Gallery, then make a trip to Pazhavangadi Ganapathy Temple, and finally stroll through Kovalam Beach.

Before you visit Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum), use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Chennai to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in February, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) early enough to go by car to Thekkady.

Things to do in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Kovalam
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Kovalam Beach ©
Kovalam Beach
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple ©
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple
Puthenmalika (Kuthiramalika) Palace ©

3
nights
Thekkady

Thekkady ©
Centered on an artificial lake, Thekkady provides a sanctuary to a diverse set of animals and plant species.
Thekkady is known for wildlife, nature, nightlife, parks, and spas. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: identify plant and animal life at Periyar Tiger Reserve, contemplate the waterfront views at Periyar Lake, admire all the interesting features of Spice Walk, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mangala Devi Temple.

To see photos, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Thekkady journey planning site .

Getting from Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) to Thekkady by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and taxi; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Kochi (Cochin).

Things to do in Thekkady

Parks Wildlife Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Periyar Tiger Reserve ©
Periyar Tiger Reserve
Periyar Lake ©
Periyar Lake

4
nights
Kochi (Cochin)

A flourishing port city and magnet for the spice trade since the 15th century, Kochi (Cochin) proudly bears its distinct international influence and local Keralan culture.
Change things up with a short trip to Marari Beach in Mararikulam (about 1h 15 min away). Pamper yourself for a day on the 8th (Fri) at some of the top local wellness centers. And it doesn't end there: don't miss a visit to Chinese Fishing Nets, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Paradesi Synagogue, admire the landmark architecture of Mattancherry Palace, and admire all the interesting features of Kerala Kathakali Centre.

To find other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Kochi (Cochin) travel planning website .

You can drive from Thekkady to Kochi (Cochin) in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. In February, daily temperatures in Kochi (Cochin) can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) so you can travel to Mumbai.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Spas Historic Sites Tours

Side Trip

Marari Beach
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Spas & Wellness
Chinese Fishing Nets ©
Chinese Fishing Nets
Paradesi Synagogue ©
Paradesi Synagogue

2
nights
Mumbai

Only one word accurately describes India's commercial capital Mumbai: big.
On the 10th (Sun), take an in-depth tour of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya, make a trip to Gateway of India, then hunt for treasures at Zaveri Bazaar, and finally make a trip to Dhobi Ghat. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Mon): indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, then admire the striking features of Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus, then don't miss a visit to Marine Drive, and finally take in the views from Bandra-Worli Sea Link.

For more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Mumbai journey builder app .

Do a combination of subway, taxi, and flight from Kochi (Cochin) to Mumbai in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Expect little chillier evenings in Mumbai when traveling from Kochi (Cochin) in February, with lows around 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) so you can travel to Jodhpur.

Things to do in Mumbai

Tours Outdoors Scenic Drive
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Food Tours
Gateway of India ©
Gateway of India
Marine Drive ©
Marine Drive

1
night
Jodhpur

Jodhpur ©
The blue-walled buildings in the old quarter of Jodhpur have a calming, quaint aesthetic when viewed from up high, but down on the streets the city bustles with a lively atmosphere that belies its toy-town color.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Tue): admire the masterpieces at Umaid Bhawan Palace Museum, then contemplate the long history of Mehrangarh Fort, and then kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks.

For maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Jodhpur trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Mumbai to Jodhpur takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Mumbai in February, things will get little chillier in Jodhpur: highs are around 33°C and lows about 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Udaipur.

Things to do in Jodhpur

Historic Sites Outdoors Adventure
Highlights from your plan
Mehrangarh Fort ©
Mehrangarh Fort
Umaid Bhawan Palace Museum ©
Umaid Bhawan Palace Museum
Zipline

2
nights
Udaipur

Udaipur ©
Tourism in Udaipur, a picturesque city known for its lake system, thrives due to the area's numerous historic and cultural relics.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Wed): browse the exhibits of City Palace of Udaipur, take in the spiritual surroundings of Jagdish Temple, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Pichola. On the 14th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the landmark architecture of Jagmandir Isla, get engrossed in the history at Bagore Ki Haveli, step into the grandiose world of Monsoon Palace, then take in nature's colorful creations at Sahelion Ki Bari, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Ekling Ji Temple.

To see photos, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Udaipur trip planner .

Drive from Jodhpur to Udaipur in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In February, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) early enough to travel to Jaipur.

Things to do in Udaipur

Historic Sites Museums Parks
Highlights from your plan
City Palace of Udaipur ©
City Palace of Udaipur
Lake Pichola ©
Lake Pichola
Ekling Ji Temple ©
Ekling Ji Temple

4
nights
Jaipur

Jaipur ©
Known as the "Pink City" because of the color of the stone used for many of its notable structures, Jaipur draws visitors with its chaotic street life and a slew of colorful bazaars selling everything from handmade pottery to tie-dye scarves.
Jaipur is known for historic sites, museums, shopping, childrens museums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the historical opulence of Amber Palace, get engrossed in the history at City Palace of Jaipur, contemplate the long history of Jaigarh Fort, and look for all kinds of wild species at EleSafari.

For photos, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Jaipur trip itinerary maker tool .

Getting from Udaipur to Jaipur by flight takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 31°C in February, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) so you can travel to Leh.

Things to do in Jaipur

Historic Sites Museums Parks
Highlights from your plan
Amber Palace ©
Amber Palace
Jantar Mantar - Jaipur ©
Jantar Mantar - Jaipur
City Palace of Jaipur ©
City Palace of Jaipur

3
nights
Leh

Leh ©
The former capital of the Kingdom of Ladakh, Leh possesses a historic old town area marked by stupas, monasteries, and traditional mud-brick houses.
Spend the 21st (Thu) among lush scenery at Zanskar the Virgin Valley. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basgo gompa, contemplate the waterfront views at Kyagar Tso, hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour, and don't miss a visit to Temple at Sumda Chun.

To find other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Leh day trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Jaipur to Leh takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) early enough to travel to New Delhi.

Things to do in Leh

Parks Nature Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Zanskar the Virgin Valley ©
Zanskar the Virgin Valley
Basgo gompa ©
Basgo gompa
Phyang Monastery ©
Phyang Monastery

3
nights
New Delhi

Designed by notable English architects and proclaimed India's capital in 1931, New Delhi sits in the middle of a sprawling metropolitan area with a population of over 25 million.
New Delhi is known for historic sites, parks, shopping, museums, and fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in nature's colorful creations at Humayun's Tomb, take in the spiritual surroundings of Akshardham, make a trip to Jahanara Begum's Tomb, and examine the collection at National Museum.

Plan a New Delhi trip in moments using our itinerary builder.

Traveling by flight from Leh to New Delhi takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In February, plan for daily highs up to 29°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Agra.

Things to do in New Delhi

Historic Sites Parks Tours
Highlights from your plan
Food Tours
Humayun's Tomb ©
Humayun's Tomb
Qutub Minar ©
Qutub Minar

4
nights
Agra

Agra
Tourism in Agra revolves around two words: Taj Mahal.
Spend the 27th (Wed) on the rails with a train tour. Next up on the itinerary: admire the landmark architecture of Taj Mahal, don't miss a visit to Jahangir Mahal, let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Bageshwarnath Temple.

To find ratings, maps, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Agra tour itinerary builder website .

Traveling by car from New Delhi to Agra takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In February, plan for daily highs up to 29°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Agra

Tours Historic Sites Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Taj Mahal
Taj Mahal
Agra Fort
Agra Fort
Tomb of Itimad-ud-Daulah ©
Tomb of Itimad-ud-Daulah

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